White Collar Crime Law Guide

White collar crime refers to non-violent, financially motivated criminal activity. White collar crimes can be very difficult to prosecute, as perpetrators usually leave little to no physical evidence and can conceal their activities through complex transactions. White collar crimes include forgery, fraud, money laundering, bribery, and more. In this comprehensive guide to white collar crime, learn what constitutes a white collar crime and how they are persecuted.

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  • ContentWhat is White Collar Crime Law?

    White collar crime refers to those offenses that are designed to produce financial gain using some form of deception. This type of crime is usually committed by people in the business world who, as a result of their job position, are able to gain access to large amounts of other people's money. White collar crime does not involve violent, drug-related, or overtly illegal activities. In fact, perpetrators are typically involved in otherwise lawful businesses and may hold respectable positions in the community prior to the discovery of their fraudulent schemes.

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  • ContentWhat is a White Collar Crime?

    The term white collar crime is usually used to describe non-violent illegal actions. White collar crimes are becoming increasingly common, mostly due to new technology. Learn more about common white collar crimes and their possible penalties.

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  • ContentProsecuting a White Collar Crime

    Prosecuting a white collar crime may be difficult, because white collar crimes can become very complex and oftentimes don’t have a lot of physical evidence. Learn more about how to proceed during a prosecution and when to get a lawyer.

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  • ContentIllegal Gambling Laws

    Illegal gambling has changed throughout the years, and has changed within each state. In general, illegal gambling now occurs online and may sometimes intersect with organized crime. Learn more about what constitutes illegal gambling and what the penalties may be.

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  • ContentFinancial Fraud Law

    Fraud occurs when a person intends to deceive others with the result of their own financial or personal gain. There are many different types of fraud, such as credit card fraud, insurance fraud, or bank fraud. What do you do if you have been caught up in fraud?

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  • ContentMoney Laundering

    Money laundering involves the transfer of money obtained from some illegal activity into legal channels in order to disguise its origin. There are various types of money laundering, as well as various punishments and possible defenses.

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  • ContentBlackmail and Bribery

    A person may blackmail or bribe another in several instances. For example, a person may blackmail a public official, or a witness in a criminal trial. These crimes can have serious consequences, such as hefty fines or jail time.

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  • ContentForgery Law

    Forgery is a crime which usually involves passing information as the real item rather than a duplicate. Forgery is a serious crime and is often coupled with a charge of identity theft or fraud.

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  • ContentComputer Crimes

    Cybercrimes are becoming more and more relevant as society becomes more dependent on the internet. Usually, cybercrimes are very difficult to prove but can lead to severe charges. Cybercrimes may include account hacking, illegal downloading, and online fraud.

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